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The UK government has made a priority of putting back the East Coast rail franchise into the private sector in 2015, and has also revealed plans to... continue
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Technology News
The quest for seamless multimodal travel has been set out again in the UK Department for Transport’s new ‘door-to-door’ transport... continue
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Rail News
Although positioned to be part of the development of the major Grand Paris Express plans for a driverless express metro system in and around the... continue
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Rail News
It’s 50 years since the publication in 1963 of two pivotal reports on British transport: The Reshaping of British Railways by Dr Richard... continue
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Editorial Comment
Peter Stonham
Passenger transport does not operate in isolation. People travel for reasons, and transport systems provide a vital ingredient to economic and social... continue
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People
The city of Bristol’s newly elected mayor George Ferguson (pictured) has named a panel to advise him on transport matters. Ferguson, an... continue
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People
MTR, the Hong-Kong based rail company that runs the London Overground and is bidding for the Essex Thameside and Thameslink franchises in the UK, has... continue
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People
François-Xavier Perin (pictured) has been appointed Chief Executive of RATP Dev. He previously served as a member of the supervisory board and... continue
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People
London’s transport commissioner Peter Hendy has been knighted for services to transport and the community in the Queen’s New Year’s... continue
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People
Mike Cooper, currently an Executive Director at Deutsche Bahn owned Arriva, and who has successfully led the Arriva UK Bus division since 2005, has... continue
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Technology News
Finnish contactless supplier Confidex has won the £400,000 job to supply contactless paper tickets on the Glasgow Subway for the Strathclyde... continue
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Technology News
The UK’s major rail companies are set to be included in a new “GDS for rail” being developed by technology giant Amadeus this... continue
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Technology News
The Opal smartcard system for public transport currently being installed in Sydney by the Cubic-led Pearl consortium for regional agency Transport... continue
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Technology News
Wales Transport Minister Carl Sargeant has launched a public pilot of the government-backed national pay-as-you-go GoCymru travel smartcard. Starting... continue
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Sub story to feature
Any rail journey involving interchange across London is potentially a problem to explain to travellers. It is likely that business is lost to rail... continue
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Viewpoint
Jonathon Tyler
While waiting for a train I often inspect the promotional material and timetables on display at a station. It’s a simple check on what the... continue
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Feature
GilesK Bailey
The embracing of social media by the public transport industry over the last year or so has been a major advance in using the technology revolution... continue
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Feature
A Plymouth-based train driver has won a European transport photography competition for this stunning photograph of an Arriva CrossCountry passenger... continue
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A number of European cities have significance and development activity which means that their leaders are key European transport figures in their own... continue
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At the EU level the significance of transport policy has continued to grow and with it the implications for those who operate and plan it at national... continue
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